Plays Days with Beccy Durham and Frantic Assembly


Play Days Beccy - Frantic Assembly -

BPH is delighted to launch our long-awaited Play Days! Moments where creative people from all disciplines come together to explore, share fun and food, and inspire one another. Play Days are for any creative person living or working in Bradford.

WHEN: Friday 16 July, 9.30am-4.30pm 

WHERE: Kala Sangam Arts Centre. St Peter’s House, 1 Forster Square, Bradford BD1 4TY.

You must register your interest below, by Thursday 8th July.  We will then select 12 participants at random. We expect a high demand for Play Days, so will try our best to accommodate people on at least one of the events. 

Play Days are free and lunch and refreshments are provided.
BPH can offer a bursary of £50 to enable you to attend, plus travel costs. Please let us know if you require any access support in the registration form

Note: Play Days are in-person  events in locations across Bradford – hurray! We’re sorry that it won’t be practical to join in a Play Day online.
We will provide all attendees with information and guidance about Covid and any restrictions before you arrive, including whether masks need to be worn, how we will manage social distancing, etc. If you have any concerns or questions, just let us know hello@bdproducinghub.co.uk

We’ve waited long enough- LETS PLAY!

Creating Theatrical Moments with Beccy Durham

The workshop is a step by step session to guide the creation of an effective interesting and engaging  moment of Theatre. This session takes creatives through a process to performance considering what to include in creating their own moment of drama, with a focus on;

Character – purpose/ conflict/ tension/dialogue/perspective.

Structure – setting the scene/ considering non linear/parallel/pan in pan out/flashback/ forward with a twist.

Form/ Theatricality – how do you tell your story? How do you communicate your moment? Finding imaginative approaches to refresh and re-think the communication of idea.

Creatives will form part of a small group and together will be guided through the process to reach a mutual aim of creating an effective moment of theatre.

Beccy is an Actor, Theatre Practitioner, Playwright, Director and Teacher. After teaching in secondary education for 20 years Beccy founded Falling Stars Theatre in response to a plea from Fallfest (Fallfest is a three day community festival with a focus on Art, Literature, and life) to introduce a new style of theatre to this community festival audience. 

Devising and Physicality with Frantic Assembly

Our practical Devising & Physicality workshops introduce the Frantic Method of devising and the principles of working physically, and give creatives the opportunity to experience the Frantic rehearsal room. Workshops begin with a high-energy and thorough warm-up, followed by skills exercises, lifting techniques and creative tasks. 

Frantic Assembly’s distinct and creative approach has influenced contemporary theatre-making and foregrounded the use of movement directors and choreographers in new dramatic works. It has inspired writers to embrace new creative processes and opened up actors and dancers to new techniques. 

Their ambition is to continue to learn and remain committed to making brave and bold theatre. At times it is physically dynamic and brutal. At others it’s proudly tender and fragile.

But Frantic Assembly has always been about more than just the work on stage. It is about the ethos of collaboration, of empowerment, of that constant desire to improve. It is about telling stories in a voice we don’t always hear and about finding talent in places we don’t always look.

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